If you’re not already back to work in your cubicle, you’re probably getting close to that return to the workplace. This year has seen an ongoing stream of important information coming out from the Department of Labor and the CDC. As vaccines have become broadly available, the workplace guidelines are a bit of a moving target. We’ve highlighted and summarized these relevant issues for you in our blog post. But we’ll leave the fine details to OSHA and the CDC – so click through on the additional links provided to go deeper into each topic.
Employers are Critical to Increasing Vaccination Rates
Vaccinations have become widely available, but vaccination rates are declining. Without more people getting vaccinations, herd immunity will not occur, COVID-19 will keep circulating, leaving workplaces and employees vulnerable and unsafe.
Can an Employee Refuse to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Mandating vaccines has benefits for employees and the workplace, but be very careful about collecting medical information on employees. Employers wanting to require workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 should be prepared to respond to workers’ concerns and make reasonable accommodations under federal and state law.
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